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Cross country, across cultures.

A Dance With Death

I spent three days in Alexandria, Egypt two weeks ago. It was my first time in Egypt. And since my quick stop in Naples a few years ago, the first time I thought my life was really in danger by *just* [...] Continue reading

Holy state! the Church got me (again)

Well, here is the sequel to my very interesting story about the German Church getting a hold of me. Actually, I probably need to rectify something. It is not so much the Church that got me, but the [...] Continue reading

German punctuality is overrated

I am pretty sure that if you ask anyone in the world to give you one cliché about the Germans, there's a pretty good chance that "The Germans are always on time" or "The Germans are [...] Continue reading

Holy shit! The Church got me.

Or where cultural differences have legal roots. This afternoon, my accountant calls me to tell me that the tax office has finally finished reviewing my tax declaration. And then she asks me this very [...] Continue reading

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